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Swinhope, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Swinhope, a small village and a parish in Lincolnshire, 6¼ miles WSW of North Thoresby station on the East Lincolnshire branch of the G.N.R., and 7 SE of Caistor. Post town, Grimsby; money order and telegraph office, Binbrook. Acreage, 1323; population, 106. The manor, with most of the land and Swinhope House, belongs to the Alington family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln; gross value, £243. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Gothic style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSwinhope St. Helen 
Poor Law unionCaistor 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Archives, have the following parish records online for Swinhope:

1697-1812 1700-18351697-1812

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Swinhope from the following:


We have transcribed the pedigree of the family of Alington, of Swinhope, from Burke's Landed Gentry, 1879.


Online maps of Swinhope are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lincolnshire papers online:

DistrictWest Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN8
Post TownMarket Rasen